Monthly Archives: September 2011

untitled fiction – part 1

note & disclaimer: while i’m away on my very silent, devoid of communication, meditation retreat, the magical powers of the future scheduling function will allow me to roll out piecemeal my first attempt since college, i think, at writing a … Continue reading

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the sabbatical bubble

what time it is at any given moment during the day the day of the week that the rest of the world is ensconced in meetings/classes/deadlines* proper procedures for various bureaucratic measures that students may email you about** talking animatedly … Continue reading

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not a bad way to spend an afternoon

@ la colombe, philly more cafe love here: http://writerscafes.wordpress.com/

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tx for thxthxthx

dear a, thanks for reminding about the very wonderful site alreadypretty, which i had forgotten to check out for a while. your reminder came at the exact right time because i learned of another fantastic site from today’s post: thxthxthx … Continue reading

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writing lives

3 musketeers bars and the hypnotic bass beat of “every breath you take” new year’s eve and an evening of cole porter tunes a good book and ready access to google and wikipedia for the all important insta-reference searches fresh … Continue reading

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why write, and why this much?

maybe it’s because someone — many someones — told me there would be a dip productivity in post-tenure and im trying to capture whatever comes out whenever it chooses to do so for fear that it’ll be nothing but crickets … Continue reading

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learning to look behind the shadows

Why it is that we — humans, adults, academics, Americans, citizens of the world, all of the above — forget that this, all of this, is not only a game but also completely made up. I said as much to … Continue reading

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writers un-block – the magic of rilke

with rilke nearby, it is hard to remain for very long in a state of writers block. that is, that which you need to write may not get written but that which you are compelled to put down in words … Continue reading

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to come alive

‎”Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” -Howard Thurman i have never been happier to receive a … Continue reading

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to be simple

this morning, i attended a memorial service for a former professor of mine whose love of picture books and children’s books of all kinds i was introduced to during my first semester of graduate school. the introduction to his memorial … Continue reading

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seasoned greetings

“All ingredients need salt. The noodle or tender spring pea would be narcissistic to imagine it already contained within its cell walls all the perfection it would ever need. We seem, too, to fear that we are failures at being … Continue reading

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seeing and doing and seeing

During my near-fortnight in Oz I spent a day in Manly, a town on Sydney’s northern shore that is accessible from the city by ferry. I wasn’t sure what to expect save for the fact that there was a beach … Continue reading

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one day in sydney

in total, i spent 3 nights and parts of 4 days in sydney on my way back from tasmania en route back to the states. what follows is a brief listing of where the wind took me on one of … Continue reading

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La boheme

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so manly!

a morning coffee — flat, white coffee, that is, or what we would call an au lait or what starbucks insists on calling a misto — a blueberry muffin, a ferry, impossibly blue skies, steady motion of the tasman ocean, … Continue reading

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